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  • Farm Bureau president responds to tax cut

    Nebraska Farm Bureau President Keith Olsen recently made a statement regarding tax changes agreed to by White House and Republican Congressional leaders on Dec. 6: “Nebraska Farm Bureau is very pleased to learn that the White House and Congressional le...
  • Four-state beef conference set for January

    Specialists from Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas will provide cattlemen with tips about issues they might be facing during the 27th annual Four-State Beef Conference scheduled for Jan. 11-12. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension specialists have ...
  • Producers encouraged to sign up for conservation programs

    The Natural Resources Conservation Service currently accepting applications for several Farm Bill conservation programs.   Farmers and ranchers interested in soil, water and wildlife conservation or wetland restoration funds are encouraged to sign up n...
  • 2010 Nebraska Ag Classic, “Our Job is Growing” set in Kearney next week

    The sixth annual Nebraska Ag Classic will be held at the Ramada Inn, Kearney, Dec. 14-16. Association meetings will start the afternoon of Dec. 14 and continue on the morning of Dec. 15 with joint activities kicking off with a luncheon on the tradeshow ...
  • LEAD Fellowship applications available for Nebraskans

    Fellowship applications for Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Group XXXI are now available for men and women involved in production agriculture or agribusiness. “Up to 30 motivated men and women with demonstrated leadership potent...
  • NASCAR now on track with ethanol promotion

    Nebraska corn farmers through the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association are among the organizations backing American Ethanol, a partnership formed by the ethanol industry, corn growers across the country and NASCAR. This new partnersh...
  • UNL’s Master Gardener program available across Nebraska

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension’s Master Gardener Training is available throughout the state. The Nebraska Master Gardener program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of UNL Extension s...
  • Consider growing amaryllis bulbs

    By David Lott UNL Horticulturist   Tired of buying the same holiday housewarming gifts each year? Why not try giving and growing amaryllis bulbs this winter! These winter-time beauties are easy to grow, take care of, and enjoy with their beautiful, c...
  • Perkins County Plainsmen 1-1 after weekend on home court

    By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Sophomore guard Jake Sexson showed off his smooth shooting stroke immediately in his first varsity start, spinning in three three-pointers in the first quarter to lead all scorers with 13 points and the Plainsme...
  • Lady Plainsmen split opening games

      By Pastor Vince Carrig Sports Writer   Lady Plainsmen guard Jessi Day started her senior season well by hitting her first three-point attempt and leading her team with 13 points in a 52-43 Perkins County victory over Maxwell Friday night in Gra...
  • Wrestlers compete twice in opening week

      Perkins County wrestlers had a busy first week with a dual tournament hosted by Wauneta-Palisade Thursday, Nov. 2, followed by a tournament in Broken Bow on Saturday, Dec. 4. Maxwell was first at the Wau-Pa tournament, followed by Medicine Valley i...
  • PCS activity calendar

      ---All times Mountain/schedule subject to change--- updates can be found at www.pcs.esu16.org   Thursday, Dec. 9 3 p.m. Pictures for mock trial, play production, basketball and wrestling 6 p.m. Elementary music concert at high school gym Frida...
  • Wallace Wildcat boys split weekend games

      By Gary McConnell Sports Writer   The Wallace Wildcat boys got off to a successful start Friday night when they traveled to Maywood to take on the Maywood Tigers. The Wildcats outscored the Tigers in every quarter as they cruised to a 57-20 vic...
  • Great weekend for Lady Cats

    By Christy Sheets Sports Writer   Friday night, the Wallace Wildcats traveled to Maywood to face the Tigers. In the first quarter it was clear that the Ladies were ready to battle, outscoring their opponents 25 to 0. The second quarter was much the...
  • Smith signs for NPCC

      Wallace senior Whitney Smith (center) signs an intent to play volleyball next season for the North Platte Community College Lady Knights. Supporting her are (Front, left): Sonny Smith, (Front, right): Kelly Smith. Back row: Wallace High School Assis...
  • Plenty of Season Choice Area deer permits available

    Thousands of Season Choice Area hunting permits still are available, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The permits allow for harvesting antlerless deer only. With the permit, hunters may use archery equipment through Jan. 18, 2011, muz...
  • Lifetime permits make great gifts

    Lifetime hunting, fishing, and fur harvest permits make excellent gifts for Nebraska’s outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen. The recipient will have a permit valid for the remainder of his or her life. Nebraska lifetime permits are available to residents and ...
  • Be cautious when ice fishing this winter

    It is always the same question this time of year: When is the ice thick enough to venture out for some fishing? The answer: That depends. There is no bigger safety issue in ice fishing than thickness of ice. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has som...
  • PCS team is district runner-up, SPVA champion in play production competition

      Perkins County Plainsmen play production team competed last week at Bayard in the C2-6 district competition with their performance of “Final Dress Rehearsal,” a play within a play depicting a cast and crew trying to put the finishing touches on ...
  • ‘Science on Wheels’ coming to SCORE 2011

      By Jan Schultz The Imperial Republican   One of the new presentations coming to the 2011 SCORE camps in Imperial next summer will be an interactive chemistry and physics program. SCORE stands for Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences, and w...